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Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last weeks' ferocious storm.

Exports down, value up

Lamb carcases. The value of New Zealand's lamb exports rose 11 per cent in the first half of the 2013-14 year, despite fewer lambs.

New plant starts production

Process Operators Neeta Sharma and Greg Smith with some of the first product produced at Fonterra’s Waitoa UHT Site. The first products have rolled off the factory floor at a new $120m Fonterra UHT milk-processing plant in Waikato.

'Massive task' ahead

Marlborough flooding. Farmers and grapegrowers along the South Island's East Coast are facing a huge clean-up task.

'Albino' kumara grown

A standard red-skinned Kumara. Could white kumara be the next thing for Kiwi cuisine lovers to sink their teeth into?

Opinion poll

Do you think New Zealand should open the door to genetic modification in agriculture?

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Related story: GM in NZ on farming leaders' agenda

Living at the mercy of milk prices

Milk_strap Being a non-shareholding supplier, my only vested interest in Fonterra is my cows and machinery.

Quick cuisine for dairy workers

Teaching young farm workers how to cook quick and easy meals, but she could do with some help.

Sorting weak from chaff

Barns could be the answer

New plant starts production

Process Operators Neeta Sharma and Greg Smith with some of the first product produced at Fonterra’s Waitoa UHT Site. The first products have rolled off the factory floor at a new $120m Fonterra UHT milk-processing plant in Waikato.

Cattle anaemia disease on rise

A rise in the number of reported cases of cattle with theileria has prompted a warning for farmers to check stock.

Planned farming with a long future

Couple milk house colour scheme

Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last weeks' ferocious storm.

Dollar erodes competitiveness

magnifying glass dollar But export prospects for the beef industry for the second quarter remain positive, Rabobank says.

Big plans for farm

The new owners of Taranaki's landmark Onetai Station want to realise its potential as a beef and sheep farm.

Fodder beet a likely option

Brand wins, environment wins

Director role questioned

The Meat Industry Excellence group has concerns about Alliance Group's new independent director, Vanessa Stoddart.

CT scanner boost for farmers

Nz dollars The scanner, which uses X-Ray technology to create cross-sectional body pictures, helps determine meat yield.

Wool prices firm

Prices firmed by up to 3 per cent at last week's South Island wool sale.

Clinton lambs rate well

Growing market for D2S wool sales

Exports down, value up

The value of New Zealand's lamb exports rose 11 per cent in the first half of the 2013-14 year, despite fewer lambs.

Little-known moth plagues farmers

Plantain moth A native moth is causing trouble for North Island farmers trying to prepare for drought.

Vital mission down south for wasps

Scientists are nearing the halfway mark of their target of sucking up one million wasps from Canterbury paddocks and sending them to Southland to combat the clover root weevil.

Grape harvests beat rain

T&G buys Apollo Apples for $36m

'Albino' kumara grown

Could white kumara be the next thing for Kiwi cuisine lovers to sink their teeth into?

Judgment a 'step forward'

A salmon at New Zealand King Salmon's Clay Point farm in the Marlborough Sounds. Supreme Court's decision on salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds seen as a step forward for council planners in clarifying the issues.

Salmon plant for Picton?

The expansion of salmon farming in the Marlborough Sounds could see a processing plant set up in Picton.

Scoping-out plan is a winner

Workshops to boost farm tree planting

'Massive task' ahead

Farmers and grapegrowers along the South Island's East Coast are facing a huge clean-up task.

Farmers urged to seek help

Doug Avery Mental illness among farmers is like grass staggers a top agricultural communicator claims.

Farmers urged to discuss suicide

Suicide is more prevalent in farming communities than the city, and people need to talk about it, Southland Federated Farmers president says.

Understanding feed crucial

Grazing contract talk vital

Go before they go

Farmers need to ensure stock are empty before transporting them.

Swing set becomes feeder

Wessel Eksteen and his feeder invention. If Wessel Eksteen's feeder invention looks vaguely familiar, just think about children-sized swings.

Farmers ready to spend

Buoyancy and confidence have brought more farmers to the Central Districts Field Days in Feilding.

Feeding the rural news appetite

Bargains for all

Robotic milking interest growing

New Zealand dairy farming is catching onto the worldwide trend of robotic milking.